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An Introduction to the ACTR Coding System

Errol Rowe and Christine Wong

RR 94/02,03/02/94


This paper examines an automated coding system developed by Statistics Canada, Automated Coding by Text Recognition (ACTR). The information in this paper is from our testing of ACTR at the Bureau of the Census as well as a summary of Statistics Canada documents. The purpose of examining ACTR is to evaluate its coding capabilities and successful match rates in order to determine if coding applications exist at the Bureau of the Census for which ACTR is well suited. In this paper, we provide an overview of the ACTR system, the capabilities and limitations of the current system.
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